New Hi-Fi Choice Top 100: Exposure, Furutech and Townshend among “pick of the best”

“Selecting the component you want to audition is never easy,” says Hi-Fi Choice. But help is at hand with the magazine’s new regular buying guide: the monthly Top 100 features “our pick of the best to pass through our respected reviewing process.”

Exposure XM7 & XM9s in titanium

Exposure XM7/XM9 pre/power amplifiers

“Fast, open and three dimensional,” says the magazine of Exposure’s XM9 pairing of power amps. “Partnered with the XM7 preamp/DAC, Exposure’s house sound means a fulsome bass, midband detail and smooth yet spacious treble.”

Exposure XM CD player – titanium

Exposure XM CD

Exposure’s “highly likeable” half-width compact disc player offers “energetic, lively sound, dynamic light and shade and charming character.”

Discover more about the award-winning XM series: compact in size yet big on sound and features www.exposurehifi.com

Furutech Roxy power cable

Furutech Roxy power cable

“Connecting the Roxy to a source component immediately removes a layer of glare and ‘glint’ from the sound,” write reviewers. “Tonally it’s darkly translucent instead of shiny-white gloss, allowing the listener to hear more into the music and appreciate the space between the notes.”

Find out more at www.furutech.com/products/finished-cables/power-cables and track down your nearest dealer via UK distributor www.soundfowndations.co.uk

ADL Stratos

ADL Stratos

Sister company of Furutech, ADL’s (Alpha Design Labs) Stratos is more than just a DAC. Affectionately known as the ‘Swiss army knife of hi-fi’, it’s also a preamplifier, a phonostage and a headphone amplifier – all in one small, portable box. “Remarkably flexible at the price, the Stratos offers an impressively wide-reaching range of features without compromising sound quality,” says Hi-Fi Choice. “The soundstage is wide open with a refined presentation, delicate details are reproduced with breath-taking accuracy and instrument separation and location are absolutely spot on.”

Discover more at www.adl-av.com and contact UK distributor www.soundfowndations.co.uk for your nearest dealer

Townshend Seismic Isolation Podium

Townshend Audio’s Seismic Isolation Podium

“Placing your loudspeaker on to a Seismic Isolation Podium is a revelation,” write reviewers. “The way it completely removes its interaction with its surroundings is mind blowing, brining clarity to the entire frequency range, enabling it to communicate far more effectively.”

More details at www.townshendaudio.com

Read the full Top 100 in the February 2020 issue of Hi-Fi Choice.